Title: Williams, William H.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 883.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11722
CASE 6.—Private William H. Williams, Co. D, 140th Pa., was admitted Nov. 30, 1864, with lumbar pains and gastric irritability. He was much emaciated; pulse full and intermittent, 144. He was treated with anodynes, astringents, tonics, stimulants, and concentrated food by the mouth and rectum, but without improvement. Died December 18. Post-mortem examination: Pleuræ adherent on both sides; lungs œdematous, in part collapsed; pericardium containing four ounces of straw-colored serum; auricles of heart hypertrophied; aortic valves thickened by ossific deposits; liver disorganized, fatty; spleen healthy; peritoneum containing eighteen ounces of straw-colored serum; intestines congested and inflamed but not ulcerated; left kidney enlarged, weighing sixteen ounces, granular; right kidney in similar condition but not so large; bladder containing six ounces of pale albuminous urine.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.